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Taken the Plunge, and Now I'm in the Deep End 2 years 3 months ago #66790

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Water changes, biological filtration, protein skimmer, carbon, and purigen all work wonders :-)

For some tanks, I've seen a lot more fish. I think I can get away with it because most of my fish are pretty small. I only really have 3 "big" fish.
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Taken the Plunge, and Now I'm in the Deep End 9 months 3 weeks ago #71707

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I've seen you lurking JP. Hit us with an update when you get a chance!
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Taken the Plunge, and Now I'm in the Deep End 9 months 3 weeks ago #71709

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Would definitely love to see an update!
10 gallon IM Fusion - Zoa Tank
Eagle Eye Zoas
Scrambled Eggs Zoas
Utter Chaos Palyzoas
Fire and Ice Zoas
Pipe coral
Ricordea Mushrooms
Rhodactis Mushrooms
Glove Polyps


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Taken the Plunge, and Now I'm in the Deep End 9 months 2 weeks ago #71768

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The update is a bit of frustration more than anything. Life has been getting in the way and I haven't devoted as much time as I should to maintenance of the tank. As a result, some of the corals have died off (oddly, some are doing better than ever - my rose bubble tip looks better than ever and actually split for the first time this week). And now I am struggling with a massive green hair algae problem. I think I'm making headway, but it's not easy. And with my finishing my PhD in a couple months and likely moving, I'm lacking motivation to make a concerted effort for it. But once I know where I will be next year, that'll determine if I do a renewed effort or not (if I'm moving across country or abroad, probably will break it down and store hardware for when I do have a more permanent spot and can do a bigger tank).

The fish are more or less doing well. Unfortunately, my cardinal and sleeper goby passed some time ago. I'm tempted to replace them, but am running with the same issue as above. As is, I'm trying to figure out who to give my flame angel and chevron tang to so that when I do get back into it, I can get those back.
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Taken the Plunge, and Now I'm in the Deep End 9 months 2 weeks ago #71773

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That's a bummer man. Sounds like you are right where I was when I got out of the salt water scene. When life gets busy our tanks are often the first things to suffer.
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